обеспечивающую двукратный запас мощности

18:44 Apr 28, 2009
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Russian to English translations [PRO]
Computers: Hardware
Russian term or phrase: обеспечивающую двукратный запас мощности
Context - a software programme used by a bank has been transferred to a new hardware platform 'обеспечивающую двукратный запас мощности'.
I thought I could just translate it as 'double the processing power', but my client is suggesting 'double processing power in stock'. This isn't correct English but it does suggest that the processing power is somehow 'in reserve'.
I am not sure how this works. Is there really a distinction?
Emily Justice
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:53


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4 +1providing twice the performance reserve
Alex Khanin
4double power margin/double power reserve
aulia06
3a power margin of 2 (or 100%)
Nik-On/Off
2providing twice the power reserve
GaryG


  

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providing twice the power reserve


Explanation:
Kuznetsov's R>E Polytechnic Dictionary translates запас мощности as "power reserve", but this is probably for an electrical context. "Reserve powers" also sounds OK to me

GaryG
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34 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
providing twice the performance reserve


Explanation:
but IMO "providing twice the performance" would also do

Alex Khanin
Germany
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian

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agree  Igor Blinov
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  -> Спасибо, Игорь!
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42 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
a power margin of 2 (or 100%)


Explanation:
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    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_margin
Nik-On/Off
Ukraine
Local time: 02:53
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double power margin/double power reserve


Explanation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_margin
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In telecommunication, the power margin is the difference between available signal power and the minimum signal power needed to overcome system losses and still satisfy the minimum input requirements of the receiver for a given performance level.

System power margin reflects the excess signal level, present at the input of the receiver, that is available to compensate for (a) the effects of component aging in the transmitter, receiver, or physical transmission medium, and (b) a deterioration in propagation conditions. Synonym system power margin.


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Note added at 44 mins (2009-04-28 19:28:39 GMT)
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One more explanation for POWER MARGIN:
It's an excess capacity in a UPS system. For example, if a PC uses 400 watts and the UPS provides 600 watts, there are 200 watts of power margin.
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/power margin

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Note added at 55 mins (2009-04-28 19:40:07 GMT)
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Выбор ИБП (UPS selection)
При работе ИБП на предельной мощности возможны отключения из-за перегрузки, кроме того, время автономной работы будет минимальным - всего несколько минут. Поэтому при выборе модели лучше предусмотреть достаточный запас, чтобы загружать ИБП не "под завязку", а только на 30-70 %. Зависимость времени работы от потребляемой мощности нелинейна, и это дает дополнительный выигрыш. Так, двойной запас по мощности (50 % от максимальной нагрузки ИБП) увеличивает время автономной работы не в два, а в 3-5 раз.
http://paper.key.ru/arts/276/

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Note added at 1 hr (2009-04-28 19:54:48 GMT)
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Example:
The rated power/capacity should be 500 watts, but the actual one is 1000 watts. The power margin (power reserve) is 500 watts.

aulia06
Uzbekistan
Local time: 05:53
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